Obama's West Point Speech

AP Photo, before the speechThe president is doing the right thing, and he deserves props for it. Good on you, Mr. President, for listening to your generals.In his speech last night, though, he seemed like a man very unhappy to be doing the right thing, and rather testy about it. There was a defensiveness, and others have noticed, as I did, the scolding tone. As Althouse says, "he seemed annoyed at us."Yes, that's what I got too. The speech didn't soar, fly or inspire; it actually kind … [Read more...]

Why is Obama still going to Copenhagen?

Honestly, for a brief moment, I entertained the notion that maybe, just maybe, Obama was going to spend the time and money necessary to go over the Carbonhagen - oops, - Copenhagen in order to surprise us and do something dramatic, like denounce the bastardization of scientific method in order to advance a political agenda.Think of it. The "whole world" of true believers, who are completely in denial -almost "Orwellian" denial- about how badly their "settled science" has been wounded, gather … [Read more...]

Democrats Channel Rhett Butler

For some reason, even though we did not host Thanksgiving here, and none of us overdid during the day (I even convinced my MIL to eliminate the pasta course) yesterday most of us around here were like zombies, unable to do much more than grunt at each other and read or nap.In the later part of the afternoon, Buster convinced me to go out for a cup of coffee and a game of chess, but the fact that I beat him tells you that even he was not in his proper head. Zombieland was leftovers, books, … [Read more...]

H1N1 Vaccine Contaminated?

As we have seen with Climategate (and with the ACORN expose), the US Press does not report on stories it does not like; perhaps that is why we have not seen headlines about what this Benedictine nun, who is a medical doctor, specializing in internal medicine, is saying. [English Subtitles]Stick with this first video, as Sr. Terese Forcades, OSB, begins with her credentials and some flu/virus basics. It ends with a bang. Then move on to video two:In video two, Sister talks about … [Read more...]

Obama & Private Sector are Strangers

Via Instapundit (again), this is a pretty remarkable chart.Nick Schulz looks at difference between Obama's cabinet and all other presidents beginning with Teddy, with a background in the private sector. He writes:When one considers that public sector employment has ranged since the 1950s at between 15% and 19% of the population, the makeup of the current cabinet — over 90% of its prior experience was in the public sector — is remarkable.To which one can only add: how can you respect or r … [Read more...]

Tactical Surrender Afghanistan? NO!

:::POST UPDATE, 11/24/09::: Steve Schippert posts that the US Embassy in Kabul denies this story. Like Steve, I'll take them at their word. We'll see soon enough. -admin:::END UPDATE:::I am not sure what to make of this, but my first gut-instinct is, "oh, please, don't appease."Steve Schippert over at Threats Watch keeps an eye on all those places I refer to as "guy sites" (well, they never have recipes) and he writes:It comes to our attention that the MEMRI Blog highlights an article … [Read more...]

Krauthammer nails Holder

Charles Krauthammer explains in no uncertain terms why Eric Holder is basically lying (or purposely redefining what trials are in Obamaland) when he calls the KSM Showtrial in NYC a real trial.So why is Attorney General Eric Holder doing this? Ostensibly, to demonstrate to the world the superiority of our system where the rule of law and the fair trial reign.Really? What happens if KSM (and his co-defendants) "do not get convicted," asked Senate Judiciary Committee member Herb Kohl. … [Read more...]

Palin Press: Putzes in Print

Love Sarah Palin or not, one has to admit the press is so undone by her that they are both aggressive and passive-aggressive in their hate, and they betray themselves continually in all sorts of ways. They betray their snobbism; they betray their spitefulness, and most emphatically, they betray the fact that our "fourth estate" is populated mostly by perpetual adolescents.Our press, with a few exceptions, is largely made up of people who, at age 14, decided they were sophisticates who knew … [Read more...]

"Un-American" to oppose KSM trial in NYC

During the Bush administration, we heard the frequent straw-man charges, from the Democrats and the left, that they were being called "un-American" for opposing various policies. Hillary Clinton famously bellowed about it, but if the accusation of being "un-American" had been made with anything like the frequency the Dems pretended, it's nebulous in my memory.Since January of '09, the Democrats have unleashed the "un-American" charge with some real frequency. Jon Stewart, who should know … [Read more...]

The Rich are Different from you and me…

So, let me get this straight. According to Victor Davis Hanson (who would know) there's some folk out there not making their full disclosures in a timely manner:[Peter Galbraith] . . . The son of share-the-wealth John K. Galbraith, Galbraith Minor barnstormed the air waves in the dark days of Iraq, in solemn tones predicting the end of Iraq, why Iraq must be trisected (e.g., giving the Kurds an independent country), and in general (in two books) predicting the end of constitutional Iraq. He … [Read more...]


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